“Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ’s Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God.”
1979 Book of Common Prayer, page 858
Baptism is the sacrament by which we are fully welcomed into the body of Christ. People of any age and faith background are eligible to be Baptized at Saint John’s Cathedral. We Baptize people into the Christian faith, not the Episcopal tradition, so all are welcome to request baptism for themselves or their children.
Holy Baptism at Saint John’s Cathedral is administered on specific Sundays throughout the year, within the context of the Holy Eucharist. Several of the Sundays mark major Festivals in the Church year, when it is especially appropriate to welcome the newly baptized – including Easter-tide, Pentecost, and All Saints’ Day. As policy there is no provision for separate or private baptisms—emergency baptism being the exception.
If you are looking to Baptize a child or infant, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. If you’re an adult seeking baptism, this preparation is usually combined with preparation for Confirmation. Our Catechumenate program prepares adults for Baptism, Confirmation, Reception in the Episcopal Church or Renewal of Baptismal Vows. These Rites take place at the Easter Vigil service.
November 6, 2022
January 8, 2023 – Baptism of Our Lord
April 16, 2023 – Easter II
May 28, 2023 – Pentecost
August 6, 2023 – Transfiguration
November 5, 2023 – All Saints Sunday
Baptisms are at the 10:30 am service of Choral Eucharist.
October 30, 2022
January 4, 2023 at 5:30 pm
March 26, 2023
May 21, 2023
July 30, 2023
October 29, 2023
Rehearsals are on the Sunday before the Baptism, unless otherwise noted, and take place in the Cathedral Nave at 9am, unless otherwise noted.